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The 2000 Census showed that Sharp County had a population of 17,119 people. This represented 0.64% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 46th most populous county (out of 75 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Sharp had a population of 17,664 people. This is an increase of 3.18% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,264+0.85%-2.26% since 2009
200917,664+3.18%-0.13% since 2008
200817,687+3.32%-0.29% since 2007
200717,738+3.62%-0.43% since 2006
200617,814+4.06%+1.56% since 2005
200517,541+2.47%+0.36% since 2004
200317,478+2.1%+0.73% since 2002
200217,351+1.36%+0.36% since 2001
200117,289+0.99%+0.99% since 2000
200017,119The Last Census

Sharp County had 9,342 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Sharp County has a total area<3> of 606 square miles [1,570 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.99 square miles [5.16 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Sharp County had a population density of 28.33 people per square mile [10.94 people/km²], making it the state's 38th most densely populated county (out of 75 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Sharp County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Sharp and the state of Arkansas.

Click here for the Sharp County QuickFact (QF-05135).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Sharp County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Sharp County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FultonQF-05049   NW11,58511,642-0.49%
IndependenceQF-05063   S34,63434,2331.17%
IzardQF-05065   W13,03813,249-1.59%
LawrenceQF-05075   E16,88217,774-5.02%
RandolphQF-05121   E17,95218,195-1.34%
Oregon (MO)QF-29149   N10,29110,344-0.51%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sharp. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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